crazy, weird, UNIQUE!

*****************WARNING: it’s a bit rambly today!**************************

We all have decisions to make.  From crawling out of bed in the morning to what time we will crawl back in that bed later that day…AND ALL THE IN BETWEEN.  What will we do?  Will we accomplish much?  Will we be lazy, productive or crazy busy?

Will I do what is right?  Will I take the wrong path?  Will I lead others or follow them?

No matter what age, we have decisions.  As youngins…those decisions might of seemed big then, but looking back now, they definitely seem a lot more simple than the decisions I have to make now.  I had peer pressure, sure.  I had friends who led me here or there and sometimes to a place that got me in some major trouble–but I chose to follow.  I had decisions and I made them for myself –no matter who was influencing me.  If I drank something bad for me, I put it to my lips.  If I ended up at a location that I definitely knew was going to be a bad place to be, I drove myself there OR chose to get in the vehicle with someone who did.  I gave the “go-ahead.”

I had great parents who wanted me to do right. They told me what was right and wrong.  They did everything but draw me a map to success, but I didn’t listen to their words all of the time.  Well, I listened but then I did whatever I wanted.  I’m not trying to say I was a horrible child, but at times, I was stubborn.  I went my way and decided where I would go, what I would do and who I would be with.  I MADE THE DECISIONS.

I had great teachers who wanted me to do right.  They helped me understand what was right and wrong.  They did everything to explain things and sometimes even had me draw a map to success, but I didn’t listen to their words all of the time either.  I heard them, but sometimes I did whatever I wanted.   I did heed their words most of the time, because for some reason, I believed they knew more than my parents.  Either way, I MAKE THE DECISIONS.

I know I’m rambling.  I’m doing this most of all for my own benefit.  I need to remind myself that I made stupid mistakes.  As a youth, I was lost and dumb.  I allowed situations and people to pull me and put me in places I didn’t need to be.  Looking back, I could have been worse, but I sure could have been better as well.

I have to remind myself of these things when I get so distraught about a student who has made one of these stupid decisions.  I have to remember that we all make decisions…and not all of them are great, RIGHT decisions.  I have to remember that I had people praying for me.  I had  mentors who were pulling for me.  I had friends and family who never gave up on me because I made stupid decisions.

That is who I want to be for my students…I WILL PRAY, I WILL PULL…I WILL NEVER GIVE UP…for them!

…and I have to remember that no matter what I do…they will still make their own decisions…

I pray they learn from the mistakes, learn from the victories and learn from ALL their decisions.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

Healthy Quack

The Reality of Healthcare....funny, scary, true....

THE BRAHMA BLOG

Paul Pewitt HS Principal's Blog Connecting the Pewitt Family

Redbird's Roost

The Future Is As Bright As The Promises Of God

Sally Cariker

Random thoughts and musings.

Brett E. Shoemaker

Live On Purpose

Martin love 5

Ordinary family serving an extraordinary God

TheCreativeWriter

A notebook in the chrysalis

Yearn for More

Your Expectations and Actions will Render a New you!!!

Technology Teacher Times

Technology in the Classroom and More

Clawson's Bloggity

crazy, weird, UNIQUE!

School Life

We CARE about the LIFE of your SCHOOL

Frizzy Chic

Where glitter and frizzy hair are just a way of life!

Rhythm And Glues

Adventures in Elementary Art and Music Education

The Renegade Seamstress

Refashions Beyond My Wildest Seams

OCHS Principal Blog

Information for Ore City High School

THE RIVER WALK

Daily Thoughts and Meditations as we journey together with our Lord.

%d bloggers like this: